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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Tampa to Jacksonville. Traveling by train from Tampa to Jacksonville usually takes 5 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 5 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance172 mi (276 km)
Fastest train5h 24m
Lowest price$21.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Tampa to Jacksonville

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Frederick

January 26, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: seats were comfortable and spacious. Plenty of room to get up and walk around, unlike a plane. Cons: more prompt notification of delay. I was enroute to the station when I found out the train was going to 45 minutes late. Tips: Enjoy the trip.

5.0

Joann

December 30, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: 1st time on train , pleasantly surprised how much room there was stretch your legs. Seats were comfortable and there were feet rest. No trash left hiding in belongs holder. I am going to plan a family trip this summer!! Cons: Bathroom trash was overflowing. Tips: Bring a drink or snack if you have a long trip. There is a dining car if you care to wonder that was .

5.0

Christina

November 27, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Clean and roomy seating, helpful and friendly staff, plus an outstandingly generous free luggage allowance. Tips: Book early and use Wanderu.com. It was much easier than using the Amtrak website!

5.0

Marijo

October 19, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: N/A. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

5.0

Nancy H

February 4, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: Personal interest in my comfort and friendliness by the stewardess—Ms. G. Walked me to safe place where I could cross the tracks to get to terminal. Tips: Get a roomette.

What is the price of a train ticket from Tampa to Jacksonville?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Tampa and Jacksonville cost $22.50, on average. This is about as cheap as train fares get on this route. Booking your trip at least 21 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $32.12 more.

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15MayMay

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Tampa to Jacksonville will cost between $24 and $41. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly avg. prices

$100$80$60$40$20JJASONDJFMAM
You can find the lowest prices on this route during May. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Tampa to Jacksonville, with the average price at just $41. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in July, when the average price goes up to $77. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

By booking your train trip from Tampa to Jacksonville on Wanderu at least 21 days ahead of time, you can save about $32.12 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Tampa to Jacksonville?

2 train services operate from Tampa to Jacksonville. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16h 36m$35.83
Amtrak Silver Service15h 25m$36.01
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Tampa to Jacksonville every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $24.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Tampa to Jacksonville start from $21 and the average train journey lasts about 5 hours and 25 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Tampa to Jacksonville. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Tampa and Jacksonville is approximately 172 miles, or 276 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 24 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Tampa to Jacksonville. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Tampa at 10:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Tampa twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Jacksonville faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Jacksonville to Tampa.

City Information

Tampa

Sitting at the heart of the Gulf Coast, Tampa offers a perfect blend of cultural attractions and relaxing indulgences. Infused with a colorful mix of Cuban and Spanish cultural elements, the city of Tampa houses some of the most impressive historic buildings in the state, including the Henry B. Plant Museum, which boasts a permanent exhibition of Victorian-era artifacts. Animal lovers can also rejoice, as the city’s many aquariums and zoos will certainly melt your heart. Head down to the Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center for some heart-melting cuteness. And for animal lovers with a penchant for streaming docu-series, the Big Cat Rescue (yes, THAT one!) will be a great choice.

Most of the finest restaurants in town are concentrated around the Riverwalk area, which offers unrivaled views of the waterfront. Oystercatchers is reputed as one of the best establishments in town, so you should not miss out on it. Tampa’s cuisine features a very clear Cuban influence, and the best spot to try out these unique fusion dishes is at Ybor City.

The principal train station in the city is the Tampa Union Station, which is also a historic building. It is currently served by Amtrak. At the station, travelers can also take an Amtrak Thruway motorcoach to get to Orlando, Lakeland, Bradenton, etc. The main airport is Tampa International Airport, which is located just six miles west of downtown Tampa.

Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL - JAX-0

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Jacksonville, FL - JAX-1

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Jacksonville, or simply "Jax," is the largest city by area in the continental United States. Located in the northeastern corner of Florida, this sunny city along the St Johns River also boasts 22 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, coastal cuisine, and many historic neighborhoods to explore.

Natural beauty is king in Jacksonville, and where better to soak in some of the Sunshine State's outdoor wonders than the beach? Try Little Talbot Island for beachcombing or fishing, Big Talbot Island for exploring wetlands and marshes, and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park for surfing. If you don't have the patience for birdwatching in the wild, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will let you get up-close and personal with over 2,400 animals.

To take a break from the sun's rays, head indoors to one of Jacksonville's many eclectic museums. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens combines European-inspired gardens with an impressive collection of fine art, while the Museum of Science and History is worth a stop for its planetarium alone. On Saturdays, you wouldn’t want to miss the Riverside Arts Market where artisans and farmers set up stalls along the river, and you can catch live music, food trucks and even free yoga.

Jacksonville is easily accessed by air, train, or bus, and connects Florida to locations throughout the South. Amtrak's Jacksonville train station is located in the northern outskirts of the city, and most bus service in and out of Jacksonville conveniently departs from the JTA Intercity Bus Terminal in the heart of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tampa?

Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave  - TPAAMT-0

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Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave  - TPAAMT-1

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Main departure station: Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

Opened in 1912, the Tampa Union Station is a historic train station that currently serves the Amtrak Silver Star train line, which runs from Miami to New York. The beautiful red brick station house features large windows and soaring ceilings. Located in the Channel District of Tampa, Union Station is close to several rental car agencies and has on-site and nearby parking available. Amtrak Thruway bus service stops at Union Station, and Greyhound bus service runs through a bus terminal only .5 miles away on Polk St.

All train stations in Tampa:

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

Where is the train station in Jacksonville?

3570 Clifford Ln - JAXAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 3570 Clifford Ln

When traveling to and from Jacksonville by train, you’ll pass through the city’s Amtrak station at 3570 Clifford Lane. Located northwest of the city center, Jacksonville’s Amtrak station has a large seating area, clean restrooms, and free onsite parking. Several fast food options are within a half mile, or grab a snack from one of the station’s vending machines for a quicker bite. If you’re headed to downtown Jacksonville, you can connect to a local bus line from the station, or a rideshare or taxi can get you to the business district and waterfront in about 15 minutes.

All train stations in Jacksonville:

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

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